October 1 - 7, 2019

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Celebrating aging and the benefits of active living at any age, Active Aging Week showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society. This campaign also spotlights role models that lead the way. Learn how you can join with thousands of Active Aging Week supporters to help change the way we age.

 

American Village - New Energy Wellness

Tell us what you did during Active Aging Week to redefine the term "Active."

American Village highlighted Active Aging Week by hosting activities focused on the different dimensions of wellness. Pictures attached are from some of the favorite events. On the nutrition focused day, residents enjoyed a fruit parfait bar after lunch. They learned about the nutritional benefits of each food item in their bowl and crazy trivia facts about food from all around the world. On the physical focused day, residents enjoyed an 'Autumn Stroll' around the campus lake. Swans Martha and George and the ducks joined for a few pictures. On the donation focused day, residents enjoyed putting on a bake sale and raising over $100 for the Alzheimer's Foundation. The highlight of the week was the New Energy Wellness Octoberfest. Residents and community members participated in a cardio "Boo-xing" class, followed by fall themed snacks and drinks, and a gym tour of the on-site fitness center where they learned about the benefits of the equipment.

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